Disruption All Around! How People, Platforms and Planning are Shaping the New Mobility

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 7:00 PM

Today, more than ever, platforms and technologies are transforming how we work, build companies and shape our economies. And, if that weren’t enough change, carsharing, ridesharing, integrated mobility apps and soon self-driving vehicles all have the capacity to fundamentally change auto ownership, how we get around and ultimately how cities and transportation networks are designed. Join Robin Chase as she discusses the shared economy, the future of mobility and why proactive and coordinated planning and action is needed to ensure our cities continue to grow as vibrant, livable places into the future.


Robin Chase is an award-winning transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; as well as co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data between vehicles and the cloud. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Her current passion is working with cities to maximize the transformation possible with the introduction of self-driving cars. She is a prolific speaker and lecture, with appearances at TED and other ideas conferences.  

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7–8:30 pm

Lecture Admission: Free, but registration required. Register for lecture on Eventbrite.

Webcast: The live webcast is free, but advance reservations required. Register for webcast on Eventbrite.

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Venue: ICBC Concourse, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver (enter off Seymour Street courtyard)

Related topic: Community Building



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